Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving in Virginia

I'm not sure why I did not write about our trip to Virginia over Thanksgiving 2007 when we went. I can only guess it was because I had just started blogging and for some reason I didn't. Dave was still in Iraq so Grace, Zachary and I went up to Hampton, VA to spend Thanksgiving with our good friends, the Hanley's. Lisa prepared a delicious meal and we made Christmas cookies so that we could send some to Dave. Grace and Zachary had a great time helping Lisa with the cookies and they even got into a "flour fight" which Lisa actually started. I was just glad it was her kitchen and not mine!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Card Pictures

I took Grace and Zachary to the field across the street from our house to get some pictures in front of the water. I was trying to get a picture that we could use for our Christmas card. It's very hard to get two kids to cooperate at the same time but I was able to get some cute ones.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Painting Christmas Ornaments

I ordered a little set of wooden Christmas ornaments and the kids painted them this afternoon. They wanted to do them all by themselves and were very particular about how they wanted them painted. They did a great job! I touched them up just a bit then we let them dry and then hung them on the tree.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I wanted to share some pictures from Halloween. We carved our pumpkin on Monday before Halloween. I was hoping the kids would help me get all the insides out but they thought it was gross. I personally think it is gross too but I did it anyway. I actually carved my first pumpkin last year. For whatever reason, we didn't carve pumpkins when I was growing up. Anyway, Grace & Zachary picked the design and it was a ghost flying by a window and it actually turned out really well! They had fun trick or treating but ended up getting tired pretty quickly so we really didn't stay out all that long. Zachary was Captain Jack Sparrow and Grace was his pirate princess maiden. They had more fun handing out candy to the trick or treaters than they did going trick or treating. I'm just glad it only comes around once a year.

Thursday, November 8, 2007